Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller may play Monday

October 21, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) breaks a tackle attempted by Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker (33) at Paul Brown Stadium. Pittsburgh won the game 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports


The Pittsburgh Steelers are devoid of any talented offensive players outside of wide receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but they could be getting one of their most reliable playmakers back soon, possibly as early as Monday night. Pro Bowler Heath Miller has missed all of training camp and the preseason recovering from ACL surgery after tearing it in December in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers may have Miller back for their AFC North showdown with the Bengals on Monday Night Football. Miller took another step toward returning to action after practicing in full pads Wednesday.

“I have an open mind,” Miller said when asked if there is any chance he will play against the Bengals. “I’m sure we’ll make a decision when the time’s appropriate. I just want to keep getting better.”

They’ll need him soon after No. 2 TE Matt Spaeth went down with a foot sprain and is on the IR-recall list. Miller led the team last season with 71 catches, and also had a career-high 816 receiving yards.



Topics: Heath Miller, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

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